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Imagine looking through your parent's attic and finding a stack of love letters your dad wrote to your mom when he was serving in the U.S. Navy.
Retired Lino Lakes couple Joe and Gail Meyers just returned from a nearly five-month cruise that visited 28 countries. They are already planning their next cruise.
When you walk into the Northeast Youth and Family Services (NYFS) building in Shoreview, you see a sign that reads, “Transforming lives by ensuring access to care that nurtures healing, cultivates community, and inspires hope.”
When Chris Valenty spotted colorful notecards made by a Ukrainian artist at the White Bear Center for the Arts, it touched something deep.
The White Bear Center for the Arts (WBCA) and the Lino Lakes Correctional Facility are teaming up with a Minneapolis-based author to provide programming to a population that traditionally has limited access to the arts.
Mounds View High School students in the business management class have set out to raise money for Haven for Heroes, a nonprofit organization that provides recovery services and transitional housing to service members and veterans.
As the weather finally warms up, Minnesotans are eager to get out and enjoy our state’s beautiful outdoors. Unfortunately, we’re not the only ones who venture out when the temperature rises; summer means tick season in Minnesota. Many ticks can carry bacteria, viruses and parasites that can …
Pottery studios will once again open up their doors for the 31st annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour. The pottery tour will take place the weekend of May 12-14 at eight studios on the Minnesota bank of the St. Croix River. Hosts will invite guests to view their work, meet with the artists a…
Noah Berger, a 2022 Centennial graduate, has been lying in a hospital bed in Missouri for weeks now.
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness.
The Shoreview Moms on the Run group is starting its spring and summer training program.
Varsity football is moving. The school district got its wish to expand seating at its new stadium to accommodate the fans. It was never a question of “if”, but “when” varsity games would move to the new facility at the unified campus.
When someone is hurting and in a dark place, ex-cop Greg Freeman shows them how to make a pen from wood.
The Manitou Fund, a private foundation based in White Bear Lake, has executed a purchase agreement for the Zephyr Theatre property, located at 601 Main Street North, Stillwater.
ST. PAUL — The Corridor Management Committee got a firsthand look at a possible new route for the Purple Line.
The youth robotics team Spontaneous Construction is heading to the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship from April 19-22, in Houston, Texas.
For over 50 years, Earth Day has fostered awareness and action for the health of the environment. In that time, it has served to encourage large-scale efforts, like national and worldwide advocacy as well as localized work, in acts as simple as planting a tree.
It struck Dave Adams that not one news channel mentioned the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. But he wasn’t surprised.
Farrell Tuohy had one wish for his 60th birthday — better health.
WHITE BEAR LAKE — In the cluttered lab deep in the heart of Century College, an “I Stand With Ukraine” sticker adorns a red toolbox as a delegation of Ukrainian visitors gathers around an odd assortment of brightly colored prosthetic limbs. Century professor Joanna Kenton answers questions a…
If you are looking for a wedding show that has over 25 vendors and is easy to get to, the 38th annual wedding show is for you.
Outside of the Fourth of July, St. Patrick’s Day is the only other American holiday that celebrates national pride with such fervor. Why do Americans have such a strong attachment to Irish heritage, even when they’re not Irish themselves?
While the end of winter brings warmer temperatures and green grass, it also heralds the beginning of one of the most difficult times of year for drivers: pothole season.
People around the globe enjoyed the spectacle of the northern lights this month, but astronaut, physicist, U.S. Navy test pilot and White Bear Lake graduate Josh Cassada had a bit of a different view.
Local food advocate Michelle Bruhn, a White Bear Lake resident, will release her new book “Small-scale Homesteading: A Sustainable Guide to Gardening, Keeping Chickens, Maple Sugaring, Preserving the Harvest, and More” on March 14. Bruhn is a Master Gardener volunteer, garden educator, farme…
Shopping at a supermarket gives you tasty options all throughout the year, but sometimes it’s hard to tell where your food comes from. Minnesota is replete with a wide variety of home-grown fruits, veggies and other goodies for the pantry grown on local farms. Many farms offer a CSA, or comm…
CIRCLE PINES — In schools, grade point average often stands as the end-all, be-all of academic performance. But in some cases, it is not a fair representation of a student’s ability, something that Activities Director Matt St. Martin is trying to change.
CIRCLE PINES — The city of Circle Pines, like many in Minnesota, will soon need to make a decision about how it will handle cannabis sales in the city.
The past decade and change has been a time of growth for central and northern Washington County in terms of population and places for people to live.
Jacqueline Kramer recently began a new chapter in her library leadership career.
In a culture that’s always on the go, it can be difficult to make time to focus on nutrition. Occasional indulgent choices sometimes become consistent bad habits, but once in a while, it helps to reevaluate and make an intentional effort to choose healthier food.
ST. PAUL – Centerville lost a well-loved businessman and community personality this weekend with the death of Larry Jiles Jr., known locally as “Chef Hot Hands.”
RAMSEY COUNTY — The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners publicly rebuked Sheriff Bob Fletcher, stating that he engaged in a “pattern of disrespect and act of racism” after three board members were excluded from a recent letter he wrote to members of the board.
For Christians, Lent is a season of solemnity, where people practice self-denial and atonement leading up to Easter, when they commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. So how do all-you-can-eat-with-all-the-fixings fish fries at local restaurants and churches figure into that?
I am a fourth-generation Minnesotan who grew up experiencing being Black in White Bear in the ‘60s and ‘70s.
ST. PAUL — Area legislators have introduced bills into the House and Senate to provide $2 million in additional funding to complete the Dellwood section of the Lake Links Trail.
HUGO — This March, the world will get to see Hugo resident Carolyn Wiger as she lives her dream come true—joining the cast of the reality game show “Survivor.” But at home in Washington County, she is another kind of superstar—the kind that helps people recover from addiction.
Celebrated each year on the third Monday in February, Presidents' Day honors all U.S. presidents. The origins of the holiday lie in the 1880s, when George Washington's birthday, Feb. 22, was celebrated as a federal holiday. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, which move…
WHITE BEAR TOWNSHIP — Unanswered questions by the Planning Commission mean a Feb. 22 public hearing on rezoning Bald Eagle Island is postponed.
WHITE BEAR LAKE — This year marks the 50th trip around the sun for Northeast Residence (NER) and coincides with a new chapter in the nonprofit’s story of supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
WHITE BEAR TOWNSHIP — Community members who missed a recent online public meeting with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) regarding proposed updates to Water Gremlin’s air quality permit still have time to make their voices heard.
WHITE BEAR LAKE — A group of area climate activists is breaking free from its virtual confines later this month to hold its first in-person event in three years.
Metropolitan Council staff continue to study three potential northern end points for the proposed Metro Purple Line Bus Rapid Transit project: Maplewood Mall Transit Center, the I-35E and County Road E Park and Ride in Vadnais Heights and Century College on the White Bear Lake/ Mahtomedi border.
WHITE BEAR LAKE — Two McDonald's restaurants will raise funds to support White Bear Lake Police Officer Ryan Sheak and his family as he continues to recover from being shot multiple times last month.
ST. PAUL—Hearts, flowers and chocolates are staples of Valentine’s Day for humans, but for the bald eagles on the DNR’s EagleCam, expressions of love consist of shapely twigs and morsels of fresh fish.
CIRCLE PINES — For students in the Centennial Students for Change club, Black History Month is more than looking back at great achievements in history: it’s recognizing that great achievements can also be made between homework, choir practice and extracurriculars.